Asustek Beats Amazon on Tablets

Asustek Computer Inc.'s ASUS Taichi dual-screen ultrabook computer at the company's launch of new products in Tokyo, Japan on Nov. 14, 2012 Photograph by Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

In the world of tablet computers, there’s Apple and Samsung, and then everybody else. New market-share figures from IDC released May 1 confirm that the Big Two hold commanding leads: Apple is No. 1 thanks to the popularity of the iPad, which had a 39.6 percent market share in the first quarter of the year. And no surprise, Samsung Electronics is second, with its Galaxy tablets commanding 17.9 percent of the market. From there, though, things get interesting.

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